Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record

Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record

Fox News contributor Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileRNC chairwoman: Donna Brazile was 'out of line' with 'go to hell' comment Donna Brazile calls Biden comeback 'most impressive 72 hours' of politics she's ever seen Fox's Brazile on 'go to hell' blowup: Chris Wallace 'gave me the talk' MORE said she was “extremely dismayed” by former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response MORE’s reported sexist comments.

Brazile said on “Fox News Sunday” that The Washington Post’s report on women’s allegations against Bloomberg is “extremely” damaging to his campaign. 

She added that she understands why some Democrats are backing Bloomberg because he has the resources to beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE but added his record made her “uncomfortable.”

“I mean I am uncomfortable with his policies in New York,” she said. “I understand he’s apologized. I get that. I’m for forgiveness. But I am extremely dismayed at the information I read over the weekend about the sexist work environment.”

Brazile, who joined the show’s panel, criticized Bloomberg’s support of stop-and-frisk policies which disproportionately targeted people of color in New York, saying it has taken him years to apologize for it. 

“He has the resources, but I’m very uncomfortable with his record,” she said.

Bloomberg has been gaining in national polls, coming in third in last week’s Morning Consult survey, but backlash against his record has stepped up in the last week. 

A recording surfaced of the former mayor defending stop and frisk in 2015, saying that "95 percent" of "murders and murderers and murder victims" are male minorities between 16 and 25 years old. 

Several Sunday show guests went after Bloomberg for his alleged remarks about women and the stop-and-frisk policy, including White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Memo: Economic disaster poses danger for Trump Juan Williams: Biden's promises on women are a big deal Overnight Health Care: Senate passes coronavirus aid bill, sending it to Trump | First lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus | Trump invokes defense law to boost response | Lawmakers push for surprise medical bill fix in package MORE who said the former mayor’s comments were worse than Trump’s on the “Access Hollywood” tape.